A Crafty Way to Spend Time at the Fairgrounds in Pomona

The Great Craft Supply Fair runs in conjunction with the Southern California Woodworking Show through Sunday at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds Buildings 5 and 6, 1101 W. McKinley Ave. in Pomona; call (213) 477-8521 or (800) 826-8257.

The woodworking show (10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Sunday) is for beginning, advanced and professional woodworkers, home builders, carvers and other craftsmen and provides the opportunity to see and test the latest in hand tools, power tools, machinery and supplies. In-depth 2 1/2-hour seminars have been scheduled, taught by masters in turning, routing, joint making, cabinet making, finishing, furniture restoration, etc. Cost for each seminar is $35, which includes show admission of $6 for adults; children under 13 free.

In addition, there are 14 free workshops, led by local craftspeople and including beginning woodworking, weekend projects, wooden toys, moldings, jigs and patterns. Special displays of work by various woodworking guilds and societies can be viewed.

More than 200 manufacturers will display their wares (for both woodworking and crafts fairs) and offer special discount prices.


The Great Craft Supply Fair (same hours, same entry fee, same charge for seminars) includes display and demonstration of a wide range of needlework, crafts and hobbies skills and materials, including pertinent kits and books.

Seminar topics include fabric painting, making stuffed dolls and toys, basketry and silk screening on fabric. Free workshops include displays by the Warped Sett, the California Assn. of Machine Embroidery, the Gypsy Tolers, the Bobbinwinders and others, sharing secrets and techniques.